Radio tracking success

News Date: 18th April, 2012

David Dodds & Rebecca Brassey, tracking Noctules Our team have successfully attached tiny radio transmitters to 5 Noctule bats in a bid to discover how these animals use the habitat around a proposed development site. The project is in its early stages but already the bats have taken us to three previously unknown tree roosts.

The bats (all female) have been named Amy, Bertha, Carla, Delia and Eliza for identification purposes. The tiny radio transmitters stuck to the fur on their backs are expected to last up to six weeks, but it is likely that, by that time the fur wil have grown and the transmitters will have been groomed off.